Charles Brown Endowed Fellowship established by family and friends

Dr. Clare Gill, Executive Associate Dean & Associate Dean for Research, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences; Charles & Carolyn Brown; Dr. Jim Butler; Dr. G. Cliff Lamb, professor and head, Department of Animal Science

The Department of Animal Science is happy to announce that an endowment has been created in honor of Mr. Charles Brown. Friends and family of Mr. Brown, including Dr. Jim Butler, Dr. Larry Boleman, Jim Williams, Jackie Sherrill and RC Slocum established this endowment to impact future graduate students in their pursuit of becoming future world leaders in teaching, research, and education in the beef cattle industry.

Photos from the reception in Mr. Brown’s honor may be viewed here.

Charles (Coach) and Carolyn Brown have owned and operated Lazy B-5 Ranch outside of Bryan, Texas since its beginning in 1977. They have produced award winning registered Grey Brahman, award winning golden certified f1s, and an exceptional line of Brahman herd bulls. Lazy B-5 Ranch also produces high nutrient hay, including coastal bermuda, alfalfa, sorghum, sudan, and oats.

Coach has built a world class operation using state-of-the-art herd management techniques, including herd health management using the Texas A&M Large Animal Veterinarians and high quality feeding programs based on high nutrient grasses, and hay. Lazy B-5 Ranch has participated in research programs in partnership with Texas A&M University. Coach also keeps abreast of the issues at the forefront of breeding specialty cattle by regularly participating in a variety of development programs such as the Department of Animal Science Beef Short Cattle Course. Coach has also worked with the Texas Department of Agriculture to host international visitors and buyers from Africa, South America, and Central America.

Coach Brown has worked diligently to produce a “winning record” in his 35 years of building the cattle operation, just as he did in his 36 years as a preeminent Head Coach at four Texas high schools. Coach has earned numerous awards, some of which include winning pens at Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Annual F1 Sale, at ABBA Consignment Sale in Sealy, Texas, and at the Annual Brahman and F1 Sale in Wharton, Texas. He has received Several Reserve Champion Pens for F1 Heifers awarded by the American Brahman Breeders Association, multiple first place awards in the Brazos County Hay Producers Hay Show, as well as Outstanding Leadership Honoree Award by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service.

Coach Brown has been a leader in and member of various cattle organizations including the American Brahman Breeders Association, the Texas Southwestern Cattleman Association, and the ABBA Certified F1 Program. Coach has also served as an executive leader with the Brazos County Area Hay Producer’s Association (Chairman), the Robertson County Beef Improvement Association (Chairman), Robertson County Farm Bureau (Board Member), Texas Brahman Breeders Association (Board Member), and Brazos County Beef Cattle Association (Board Member).

For more information about Coach Brown and the Lazy B-5 Ranch, click here.

If you would like to contribute to the Charles Brown Endowed Fellowship, you may do so by clicking here or mailing a check payable to the Texas A&M Foundation with account number 04-58499 written in the memo line. Please mail checks to the address below:

Texas A&M Foundation
Attn:  Jennifer Burnett
401 George Bush Dr.
College Station, TX 77840


For more information regarding news from the Department of Animal Science, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Texas A&M University, please contact Maggie Berger at or (979) 845-1542.

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